January 2, 2020 Subject:
the Workingman's Dead sessions were recorded in February of 1970.
too bad Pigpen never tried to sound this good live , he might have been tolerable to listen to
June 28, 2017 Subject:
"Ready now on Warner Brothers! Albums and tapes! Steal it!" :D
January 1, 2015 Subject:
Nice to listen to on a NY morning...
May 21, 2010 Subject:
Mighty Pig and some Ripple equals what the Warlocks were all about it.
Love the James Brown thing at the end, Did the James Brown PLEASE PLEASE on all the good King Bee's.
June 15, 2009 Subject:
This is totally my favorite version of Taste Bud (of the admittedly few). One of Pig's best vocals, and the piano...just awesome, along with Jerry's twangy blues. I've always sworn this was from earlier though, a 66 or 67 demo? I remember a number of years ago David Gans playing it on the Dead Hour along with the studio take on Alice D. Millionaire and claiming they were from the same sessions? That's where I first heard this version of Taste Bud.
March 31, 2008 Subject:
Great start to the decade
If this really was taped on 1/1/70 what an awesome start to the 70's. Good cuts all of them.
I have seen portions of this on someone's "Unsurpassed Vol. 03" collection
Does anyone have the setlists/dates for the Unsurpassed series?
August 12, 2007 Subject:
With the exception of the Masons Children dirge (always better live or by kaiser)this is a cracker!!
July 21, 2006 Subject:
Ripple is nice. Tastebud is amazing, some of Pig's best blues vocal ever. Mason's is sung better but played lamer than live.
February 25, 2006 Subject:
Truth be told the style of Tastebud is where Jerry Garcia and Ron McKernan should of gone.
But the blues is forgotten about.
December 14, 2005 Subject:
Golden Nuggets of Joy
Sound quality may not be 21st century, but the content is timeless. These are truly golden nuggets of joy to an old head.
December 8, 2004 Subject:
to bad rukind.org don't have lyrics for some of these songs
October 30, 2004 Subject:
Good, but nothing incredible.
It's nice to hear a more personal version of Ripple. The first Uncle John's Band is more like they're still working out the mix while the second is very (identical?) to the version released on the album.
All in all, it's a good listen.
The sound quality is mediocre, but the mix is good.